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Week 3 NFL Short Recap – Sponsored by the Streak which is now OVER!!!!!!!!

Hallelujah...I guess.
Hallelujah…I guess.

Which streak are we talking about? Only one of the most futility-ridden streaks of all-time. The Kansas City Chiefs had gone EIGHTEEN STRAIGHT GAMES without a touchdown pass to a wide receiver. That’s incomprehensible, especially in this day and age when passing is paramount to success. Finally, that streak ended last night with Alex Smith hitting Jeremy Maclin for a short touchdown pass that ended up making the loss to the Packers seem a little bit more palatable despite the fact as soon as kickoff happened, everyone knew it was over.

OK time to do a quick look around the league to see what happened on Sunday:

  • Should I even bother recapping the Thursday nighter?  It was a dumpster fire as far as I was concerned.  I’ve said it many times before and I will say it again…I am sick of the NFL Thursday nighter.  No more needed to be said on that topic.
  • The winless teams are as follows: Ravens, Saints, Bears, and Lions.  If you had even three of these teams picked to be 0-3 at the start of the year then you’re a dirty liar because no one did (except for the Bears…god what it must be like to be a Bears fan this season).
  • For everyone who thought the Cowboys could compete with Brandon Weeden as their quarterback, see how the second half went for them.  A brutal half of football to watch and it cost me some big money on my ProLine ticket so thanks a lot assholes.
  • New England drops 51 on the scoreboard and everyone goes crazy.  Please.  It was the Jacksonville Jaguars.  If there was relegation in the NFL (which I think there should be), the Jags would never be in the Premier League so to speak.
  • Well there’s one way to leave town: by setting fire to the field.  Only in St. Louis would the game be delayed almost half an hour because pyrotechnics set part of the field on fire.  Funny thing is, that game still ended before at least a few others.  Probably due to the fact that no one could score.  12-6 is a baseball score people.
  • The NFL had to cringe at what they were seeing in the late afternoon games.  Usually there are anywhere from 2 to 4 late games on (starting between 4 and 4:30).  And usually one is fairly competitive.  Not this week.  Not even close.  All three games were basically over by halftime meaning eventually they would be driving eyeballs away from those games and on to other shitty programming like local news.
  • The Colts finally won.  About time.  They better get moving if they want to make me look good with my pick of them as AFC champs.
  • And I guess the Bills are for real…we think.  To be honest, no one knows yet but isn’t Rex Ryan fun?

Schedules will be up later this week for both college and NFL. I will also take a look at the current winless teams in college football and why a relegation/promotion system would be fantastic for college football.

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2 thoughts on “Week 3 NFL Short Recap – Sponsored by the Streak which is now OVER!!!!!!!!

  1. Regarding Thursday Night games, they should scrap all of them except for the Season Opener & Thanksgiving.

    Da Bears just plain suck this year. I guess that’s why they traded Jared Allen & Jon Bostic to the Panthers & Patriots (respectively). This week, I think that Chicago will lose at home against the Raiders who are playing well so far.

    How much money would you have won on your Pro Line ticket if you don’t mind me asking? It’s going to be hard for Dallas to win on Sunday Night at the Superdome. Especially with the Saints being very good at home in primetime. But with both teams not looking so good, which team will come out on top?

    I have been saying it for awhile… if anyone still thinks that the Rams are staying in St. Louis, they are sorely mistaken. The writing has been on the wall for at least a couple of years now.

    Early in the third quarter of the BUF-MIA game, I had tuned out. A poor showing by the Dolphins all around. They need to have a better effort against the Jets in London.

    The Colts should beat the Jaguars at home this Sunday. If not, head coach Chuck Pagano and/or general manager Ryan Grigson may be out of a job on Monday.

    http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000000539306/article/chuck-pagano-has-doubts-hell-return-to-colts-in-2016

    We will see how the Bills do against the Giants at home. It will be a test for Buffalo’s defense going up against Eli Manning & Odell Beckham Jr.

    1. Yeah I hear you about the NFL Thursday nighters.

      Da Bears are going to Fail for Cardale or be as bad as possible to pick the best QB in the draft, whomever that may be.

      To be honest I don’t know what I would have won. The prize varies based on how much money was put in the pot. Usually it is between $50,000 and $100,000. I have seen it as low as $300 last year when the Bills-Jets snow game screwed up how they were going to figure out the winner of the week. I have seen a prize as high as $150K. So yeah it’s a lot of money.

      I guess it will be nice to have an early-early game this Sunday (so basically a quadrupleheader).

      Pagano does not like Grigson. I’ve heard Grigson is a little too hands-on with coaching decisions so I can see Pagano quitting. He will be hired in a heartbeat somewhere.

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